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The focus of the GSWS Program is on interdisciplinary teaching and research, and the wide range of interests among our faculty reflects this focus. The GSWS faculty are all well-known scholars who have published books on topics ranging from women's experimental writing to domestic service in Turkey.

Our core faculty are listed below. We also have a large number of affiliated faculty who teach occasional courses of interest to the GSWS community.

Core Faculty
Diya Bose

Bose , Diya
Assistant Professor
Office: Boswell Hall 319
Email: [[dbose]]

Castillo, Victoria
Senior Lecturer of Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies
Office: Morton Hall 318
Phone: 757-221-1456
Email: [[vcastillo]]


Losh, Elizabeth
Director of Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Associate Professor of English and American Studies
Office: Samuel E. Jones House 318
Office Hours: On Leave 2021-22
Zoom Office Hours: {{}}
Phone: 757-221-3636
Email: [[emlosh]]

Claire McKinney

McKinney, Claire
Office: Boswell 311
Links: [[cmckinney, Email]]
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 pm–4:00pm or [[cmckinney, email]] to schedule an appointment.
Research Interests: Political Theory, Gender & Politics


Meyer, Leisa
Associate Professor of History and American Studies
Office: College Apartments 203
Email: [[ldmeye]]
Regional Areas of Research: United States
Thematic Areas of Research: Cultural/Intellectual, Popular Culture and Media, Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Putzi, Jennifer
Director of Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies and Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and English
Office: Tucker Hall 319
Office Hours: Mondays 3:30-5 (Tucker 319) and Fridays 2-3 (via Zoom) (Spring 2022)
Phone: 757-221-3908
Email: [[jlputz]]


Raitt, Suzanne
Chancellor Professor
Office: Ewell Hall
Email: [[sxrait]]
Webpage: {{}}